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September 09, 2009

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.09.09

Britain convicts the soda-bottle bombers.
New x-ray technology could let you resume carrying full bottles of shampoo.
And an industry group studies the aerospace brain drain.


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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.09.09

Britain convicts the soda-bottle bombers.
New x-ray technology could let you resume carrying full bottles of shampoo.
And an industry group studies the aerospace brain drain.


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ANN Special Feature: Bryan Neville, FAASTeam - 09.09.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Bryan Neville, Acting National Outreach Manager for the FAA Safety Team, about the job of getting regulatory reform past the alphabet groups.

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Guess Who's Coming To See The Avionics?

Senator Udall Visits Aspen Avionics

Build a better mouse-trap and the world will beat a path to your door... but, build a better glass panel system and a US Senator may come to visit... ANN has learned that US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) paid a visit to Aspen Avionics last week as part of his effort to familiarize himself with prominent, New Mexico businesses.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.09.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.09.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.09.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Bryan Neville, FAASTeam - 09.09.09 (ANN Special Report, with Bryan Neville, FAA)

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Civil Air Patrol Re-Elects Chitwood National Vice Commander

Had Previously Served As National Chief Of Staff

Brig. Gen. Reggie Chitwood of Van Buren, Arkansas, was re-elected national vice commander of Civil Air Patrol September 3rd by the CAP National Board, the nonprofit organization's governing body.  

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Accipiter Radar To Introduce New 360° 3D Avian Radar

Announcement Will Be Made At The 2009 Bird Strike North America Conference

Accipiter Radar will introduce its latest avian radar technology at the 2009 Bird Strike North America Conference being held in Victoria, British Columbia later this month. As exclusive title sponsor of this event, Accipiter continues to take a leadership role in the innovation and development of avian radar.

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3-Hour Airline Deplaning Rule Could Help Reduce NYC Congestion, Group Says

"Significant Benefits For All Stakeholders" According To Business Travel Coalition

The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) has joined with FlyersRights.org in advocating passenger rights legislation. BTC Monday released survey results and analysis that underscore a sea change in thinking among participants in the business travel industry.

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Restoring Faith In 787 Tops New Boeing CEO's 'To-Do' List

That Will Require More Than Management Changes, Analysts Say

When Jim Albaugh took over from Scott Carson as CEO of Boeing's commercial airplane division at the end of August, he inherited an airplane program that has been fraught with problems and delayed by more than two years, and industry analysts say restoring faith in the Dreamliner will be one of Albaugh's biggest challenges.

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O'Leary Says Ryanair Will Succeed In It's Bid For Aer Lingus

CEO Says Two Failed Attempts Will Not Deter Him From His Goal

Undeterred by two failed hostile takeover attempts, Irish budget airline Ryanair's CEO Michael O'Leary is confident that Aer Lingus will eventually belong to him, he said Monday.

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TrueNorth Certifies Datalink Unit Aboard European Falcon 2000EX

Modular DLU Integrates Seamlessly With Honeywell Primus EASy Flight Deck

TrueNorth Avionics, Inc., has received EASA certification for its open-architecture Simphoné (pronounced 'symphony') Datalink Unit (DLU), which enables flight crews to send and receive ACARS and AFIS cockpit communications worldwide via Iridium's low-cost short-burst data service.

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Commander Appoints Board To Investigate Air Strike

Attack In Afghanistan Is Reported To Have Mistakenly Killed Civillians

The commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force has appointed a two-star general to lead the formal investigation into a Sept. 3 air strike in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that reportedly killed numerous civilians.

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Citation Jet, Owner Pilots Association Hold First Annual Meeting In Aspen

New Owner/Pilot Organization Advances Business And General Aviation

Over forty Citation jets from the United States, Canada and South America flew into the Aspen airport for the first annual meeting of the Citation Jet Pilots owner pilot association (CJP) over the Labor Day weekend. More than 150 attendees participated in two and one half days of technical seminars and presentations.

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Panasonic In-flight Entertainment Flying on Shanghai Airlines' A321

Systems Will Be Maintained By SIA Engineering Company

Panasonic Avionics Corporation announced at the Aircraft Interiors Expo Asian Aerospace in Hong Kong, China, Tuesday that Shanghai Airlines' passengers flying aboard ten (10) A321 aircraft began experiencing the Panasonic eFX in-flight entertainment (IFE) system from the comfort of their seats since July.

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Best of Show! The Very Best (And Worst) of Oshkosh 2009! (Part Three)

Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the Aero-News Network and Aero-TV (Part Three)

 For quite a while, we have recognized the highs and lows inherent in the general and sport aviation community. There are but a few places where that is more a propos than at a major event like the recently completed Oshkosh Fly-In.

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Aero-TV At Oshkosh 2009 Redux: Looking Back At Day Three

Let's Look Back At Aero-TV’s Daily Update From EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh for Wednesday, July 29th, 2009. 

An exciting new venture was announced at Oshkosh 2009, when Tom Poberezny, president of EAA, and Craig Fuller, president of AOPA held a special press conference at AeroShell Square.

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Kansas Congressman Says Airbus Should Be Out Of Tanker Competition

Cites Recent WTO Ruling On Unfair Competition

You could see this one coming a mile away in the fog. Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-KS) says Airbus should be disqualified from the U.S. Air Force tanker competition, in light of a recently leaked WTO ruling that Airbus has gotten an unfair advantage from government subsidies.

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Analyst: Biofuels An Important Step In A Greener Aviation Industry

Frost And Sullivan Releases Report On Aviation Fuel Consumption, Emissions

The relationship between emissions produced by the aviation industry, be it from aircraft, ground transportation, or related activities, their contributions to air pollution and its effect on the climate, and carbon reduction in this arena, has long been an area of research.

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Demon Apprentices Gear Up for Flight Tests

Future Engineers Prepare To Test Future UAS

Engineering apprentices at BAE Systems are adding the final touches to an experimental aircraft that will test radical new methods of controlling it in flight. The demonstrator has been built under a project to explore technologies destined for use on future unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

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Paradise Adds Southeast Regional Dealer

Florida Panhandle New Home For Paradise

Paradise USA LLC is proud to announce the addition of Light Sport Experts as their southeast regional dealer.  Represented by Joe Crocker, Light Sport Experts is headquartered in the Florida Panhandle and specializes in Light Sport training and aircraft sales.

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EU Warns US Against Imposing Travel Fees

Says Visas Could Be Required For Americans Traveling To Europe

A Congressional proposal to charge a $10 dollar fee for some travelers arriving in the U.S. has drawn fire from the European Union, saying U.S. visitors to Europe could face retaliatory regulations.

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Airline On-Time Performance Improved in July

More Flights On Time, Fewer Long Delays, Government Says

The nation's largest airlines had a rate of on-time flights this past July that was higher than both the same month last year and the mark posted in June 2009, according to the Air Travel Consumer Report released Tuesday by the U.S. DOT.  

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.09.09)

“If DoD wants a truly fair competition, it needs to start with competitors that play by the rules. DoD needs to answer to how this violation of WTO rules will be considered in the competition for the vital aerial refueling tanker.” Source: U.S Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) 

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.09.09): Direct

  Straight line flight between two navigational aids, fixes, points, or any combination thereof. When used by pilots in describing off-airway routes, points defining direct route segments become compulsory reporting points unless the aircraft is under radar contact.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.09.09)

Aero-Linx: Air Force Research Laboratory It seems like almost every day here at ANN we're looking at developments in technology that will make flying easier, safer, and frankly more fun, if that's possible. But many of the developments that reach us in our airplanes began life as military research, done in places like the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.

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